Q-Redew Hairstyling Vapor Wand

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Okay, update. I got my old Conair steam rollers out (the steam-making part, which must be set level on a counter so it won't spill). I put my diffuser over where the steam comes out. Being near freezing here and dry, my hair is pretty limp and wilty, especially after wearing a hat for a while outdoors. I leaned and bent all around to get my hair into the bowl of the diffuser perched on top of the steamer.
Crap. It looked great.
Lots of volume, more curls on the ends, more bounce, spirals returned. And, of course, halo frizz everywhere (hello, it's steam). But no crunchy hair from the fine mist (which was a little too hot because it's not made for the hair/scalp directly)

Now I want one. Although bending all around like that makes a person flexible But $70? And it's not even being sold through a re-seller, so there's no 50-55% distributor mark-up. Sheesh. Great idea. Lousy pricing.
Dry air will now start sucking it back out again...
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Last edited by IAgirl; 02-27-2012 at 07:30 PM.
Curious. Intrigued. Like many of you, I'm leery of the price. I'm also concerned that it looks so bulky.
3B, fine, normal to low porosity
Modified CG since June 2010
HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.
I am tempted to try this as well, but as you all said, it's really expensive. I did some research and found out that there are vapor hairdryers that cost a lot less. Maybe you could get similar results if you hooked up your diffuser to a vapor hairdryer.
By now, someone's won the 2 or 3 Q-Redews that nc.com was giving away this month, right? I'd love it if when they actually received it, they'd give a full review of what results they got with it under different conditions (dewpoints, products used, etc.) along with the details of their particular hair properties.

With the amount of money I spend on hair products, I sometimes think that if this styling tool saved me time and $$ spent on hair products, and gave me good styling results and moisture-balanced hair, then I'd be fine with the price. I'm lucky in that I can get by with using relatively small amounts of product on my fine hair, so what I buy lasts. But I'm sure there are plenty of curlies who can go through $70 in hair products pretty quickly. At least a $70 styling tool would be of use a lot longer (assuming it's reasonably well made, that is).
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Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*

Goal: APL Hair
I'm thinking duct tape, a bit of tubing or hose, a diffuser top and something like this: Amazon.com: Ultra Mini Travel Steamer: Home & Kitchen
The ionic steamers often produce ozone, a no-no for asthmatics.
http://science-yhairblog.blogspot.com/
Like IAgirl, I'm thinking this(Rowenta Pro garment steamer
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As I have all of these nifty things, I'm going to try it out...I'll have to be careful though because the steam from the steamer is pretty powerful- I may not even need the diffuser...maybe I'll try the steamer by itself first.
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Ondulee, if you do try out your homemade system, please post your results -- **BUT BE CAREFUL NOT TO BURN YOURSELF WITH THE STEAM**!!! I guess that's one more thing possibly in favor of the QR -- It'd be nice to assume that they've incorporated the right safety features.

(In all honesty, I just know myself and can really imagine crossing my fingers and buying one of these Q-Redews when I can work it into my budget.)

Like IAgirl, I'm thinking this(Rowenta Pro garment steamer
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As I have all of these nifty things, I'm going to try it out...I'll have to be careful though because the steam from the steamer is pretty powerful- I may not even need the diffuser...maybe I'll try the steamer by itself first.
Originally Posted by Ondulee
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity

Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*

Goal: APL Hair
thanks, I'll be really careful. I'll update how it goes.
shoulder length inverted bob; fine; 3A-3B; med-thick density; normal porosity; normal elasticity- my hair loves keratin, ACV, silk protein ,Curlkeeper and AG:Recoil ; seems to hate moisturizing products and oils except mineral oil; CG- Jan/'09-mod CG Sept/'09;CG again Jan/'10/mod CG from Mar'10

receive $10 off 1st order of $40 & up, or $5 off on smaller orders, when using iHERB code: GIK909
I was going to make the same comment - that steam is at least 212F. I was as far away from the steam source at the length of the diffuser you have in your pic (I have that one) and it was too hot on my scalp. I think there needs to be a bit more hose between where the steam is made and your hair/head. Not sure where it is released from the steamer above, maybe that's plenty of space? But it definitely gets hotter as you go. That's a big concern for the Q-Redew. That steam source is awfully close to your head and no matter what, it has to be 212 to be steam.
Let us know how it works, Ondulee!
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Last edited by IAgirl; 02-28-2012 at 10:30 AM.
Question... I we sure it is actually steam and not a really fine mist, maybe from a fogger? Though maybe the heat is part of the equation.
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
$70 dollars seems a lot to pay for a $20 clothing steamer with a diffuser.

Plus what about the temperature. I find steam very drying in cold weather.

Why not just use a facial steamer. There are professional portable table top models for about the same price many have the option of warm, cool or ionic mist many allow you to add essential oil or herbs to the water.

And they are good for your skin too - more bang for the buck.
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Question... I we sure it is actually steam and not a really fine mist, maybe from a fogger? Though maybe the heat is part of the equation.
Originally Posted by Jas76
Don't know about the Qredew, but the steamer I used was more like fake fog. SamanthaMG - facial steamer is a great idea - less voltage, probably not as hot.

I steamed mine again with my diffuser+steamer today after smashing it under a hat = awesomeness. I know it won't last too many hours, but what a super curl (and volume) boost.
http://science-yhairblog.blogspot.com/

Last edited by IAgirl; 02-28-2012 at 03:02 PM.
I steamed mine again with my diffuser+steamer today after smashing it under a hat = awesomeness. I know it won't last too many hours, but what a super curl (and volume) boost.
Originally Posted by IAgirl
IAgirl, I'm getting excited hearing that you've gotten good results twice with your homemade set up!

I'm wondering if the right combination of styling product and diffused steam would result in great looking curls that also *last*. (hmmm... What's the hair product that's used with the soaker method for clumping hair?)

Ok, go ahead and call me a sucker -- I'm not as brave as the rest of you as far as jerryrigging my own hair steamer, but I'm waaaaay too intrigued NOT to take the plunge and give an actual q-redew a try. It'll be a few weeks before I have the extra $ to plunk down for it, but just as soon as I do, I'm going to get one and will post a review with pics.
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity

Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*

Goal: APL Hair
No idea why the message posted twice. ?? Just deleting the duplicate post.
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity

Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*

Goal: APL Hair

Last edited by Devushka; 02-28-2012 at 09:45 PM. Reason: Message posted twice for some reason
I have wavy hair and it gets curlier (and frizzier, but whatever) in humidity - I use FSG with protein and often harder hold gel over it. Those ingredients respond to humidity by hanging on to water. Here's the thing; with steam you don't get quite the same hair-product re-activation you get from spraying a little water on your hair and re-scrunching, and as the moisture evaporates from your hair (if you're in a low-humidity environment), some of the volume and some of the curl boost go along with it.
http://science-yhairblog.blogspot.com/
I won the contest!! Unfortunately I was told that the Q-Redew is on backorder and they couldn't tell me when I would receive the prize. As soon as I get a chance to try it, I will post a review.
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2c/3a thin BSL hair
Wish my hair was longer and fuller but it breaks off like crazy!
I won the contest!! Unfortunately I was told that the Q-Redew is on backorder and they couldn't tell me when I would receive the prize. As soon as I get a chance to try it, I will post a review.
Originally Posted by Maganda
Sooo jealous!
Can't *wait* until you get it and post a review! Fingers crossed that it's as awesome as I see it in my dreams.
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity

Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*

Goal: APL Hair
Is anyone else cracking up at the "portable" comment about keeping one in your desk, gym bag, etc...
At $70 I'm not even keeping ONE, much less one for EACH place! LOL
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Routine:
don't even HAVE a "routine" at the moment...
HG: still GVP Conditioning Balm and Biotera Gel/CC
Experimentals: HE TMS Spray Gel, LOOB


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I have wavy hair and it gets curlier (and frizzier, but whatever) in humidity - I use FSG with protein and often harder hold gel over it. Those ingredients respond to humidity by hanging on to water. Here's the thing; with steam you don't get quite the same hair-product re-activation you get from spraying a little water on your hair and re-scrunching, and as the moisture evaporates from your hair (if you're in a low-humidity environment), some of the volume and some of the curl boost go along with it.
Originally Posted by IAgirl
Hmmmm, wonder what would happen if you did the homemade jobby and THEN gelled or sealed while it was activated to retain the moisture instead of letting it all escape? Just a thought?
Is anyone else cracking up at the "portable" comment about keeping one in your desk, gym bag, etc...
At $70 I'm not even keeping ONE, much less one for EACH place! LOL
Originally Posted by CurlyBrat
!! I must have missed that.
If it looks like it'll give me better 2nd & 3rd day hair, I can see myself getting one, but it would have to be able to load the dishwasher and take out the garbage for me to think about getting more than one.
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity

Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*

Goal: APL Hair

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